Gowling WLG authors on lobbying in first UK chapter of latest Getting the Deal Through international publication

International law firm Gowling WLG has authored the United Kingdom chapter in the first edition of Government Relations 2018, the latest publication from cross-border legal analysts Getting the Deal Through (GTDT).

Government Relations 2018 offers comparative analysis of the legal frameworks and procedures concerning the practice of government relations and lobbying within the most significant jurisdictions worldwide. Focusing on 19 leading nations, this latest publication from GTDT is the first of its kind in this area, addressing topics including; forms of government and rulemaking authorities, lobbying regulation, campaign finance, ethics, anti-corruption and an examination of recent high-profile judicial or administrative decisions.

Head of Public Law and Regulation at GWLG John Cooper, Head of Constitutional Affairs for the firm's Brexit Unit director Kieran Laird and associate Meena Makh have drafted the UK chapter which focuses on lobbying practice, procedures and regulations for companies, as well as relevant restrictions on Members of Parliament, the government and civil service.

Kieran Laird said; "Our chapter will be useful for businesses outside the UK that wish to understand some of the issues they should be aware of when lobbying in this jurisdiction. Lobbying will also become increasingly important for UK businesses and interest groups in the run up to Brexit, and it is important that they too are aware of the issues involved. We will be happy to assist anyone who needs further help."

GTDT is an international publication covering 75 business areas in over 150 global jurisdictions, collaborating with many of the world's leading law firms. The publication provides international expert analysis in key areas of law, practice and regulation for corporate counsel, cross-border legal practitioners, and company directors and officers.

Gowling WLG's Public Law and Regulation team regularly advise businesses, government and public authorities on the interpretation of, and changes to, UK regulatory frameworks across a wide range of sectors. The team are also experts in constitutional and human rights issues and challenges to government and public authority decision making.

Read the full chapter: Government Relations 2018.

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